PHOTO: Francisco Rivera via Twitter
By Christopher Scapelliti
Gibson showed a new guitar at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, and the few photos of it that are circulating are generating quite a buzz.
The new model was apparently first revealed in this January 5 post from Twitter user Francisco Rivera.
The photo shows a body shape that recalls a more refined version of the Gibson M-III, with its offset twin horns, but with a comparatively sedate appearance and a stop tailpiece rather than a Floyd Rose. The rosewood fretboard and block inlays are also a departure from the maple fretboard and arrow-head inlays found on the M-III.
The controls are most likely a single volume and tone and a pickup selector. The photo shows a gold-finished model in the foreground and what appears to be models in black and flame finishes behind it.
Hopefully we���ll know more about this after Winter NAMM 2017, coming up next week. Stay tuned for updates.